The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Bioenergy for a Sustainable Environment
The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has lead to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardized measurement and accounting procedures, this handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, remote sensing techniques as well as vital policy issues.International case studies, ranging from techniques for measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, help to illustrate step-by-step methods and are based on field work experience. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.
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Chapter 1 Overview of Biomass Energy
Chapter 2 General Introduction to the Basis of Biomass Assessment Methodology
Chapter 3 Assessment Methods for Woody Biomass Supply
Chapter 4 Nonwoody Biomass and Secondary Fuels
Chapter 5 Assessment of Biomass Consumption
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